Palimpsest - Volume #4, Issue #2 (11/2015)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting and Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers

Guest Editors' Introduction
A View from Europe and the World—An Introduction to Black Europe: Subject, Struggles, and Shifting Perceptions
Jean-Paul Rocchi with Frédéric Sylvanise


"Chained Together in Time and Space": W. E. B. Du Bois Looks at the Warsaw Ghetto; James Baldwin Regards the Harlem Ghetto
Magdalena J. Zaborowska

Cold War and Black Transnationalism: Aimé Césaire and Mercer Cook at the First International Congress of Black Writers and Artists
Guirdex Massé

"On being young—a woman—and colored" in Paris and Tangier: The "strange longings" of Anita Thompson Dickinson Reynold's Early Years
Claire Oberon Garcia

Kenny Clarke and the Desire for More Inclusive "Black Music"
Rashida K. Braggs

"Don't Look So Sad Because You're a Little Negro": Marie Nejar, Afro-German Stardom, and Negotiations with Black Subjectivity
Priscilla Layne

Neither Color-Blind Nor Color-Conscious: Challenging French Universalism in the Plantation Colonies of the Antilles (Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries)
Silyane Larcher


Mattheiu Renault, Frantz Fanon: De l'anticolonialisme à la critique postcoloniale (Paris: Éditions Amsterdam, 2011), 224 pp.

Lewis R. Gordon

Tyler Stovall, Paris Noir, African Americans in the City of Light (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996; reissued 2012), 412 pp.

Tricia Danielle Keaton, T. Deanean Sharpley-Whiting, and Tyler Stovall, eds., Black France / France Noire, the History and Politics of Blackness (Durham: Duke University Press, 2012), 340 pp.
Laurence Cossu-Beaumont

The Nine Muses, directed by John Akomfrah (DVD, 92 minutes). Smoking Dog Films, United Kingdom, 2010.
Dagmar Brunow

French Immersion: Black France in L. Miano's Tels des astres éteints and A. Mabanckou's Black Bazar
Léonora Miano, Tels des astres éteints (Paris: Plon, 2008), 408 pp.

Alain Mabanckou, Black Bazar (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2009), 264 pp.
Cyril Vettorato

The Art of Engagement Forum

The World's Image—Self-Portrait as a Conscious Lie
Jean-Paul Rocchi